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Dear Activists: Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
The Best of 2017: Books on How to Stay Resilient and Live a Meaningful Life
by Diana Divecha, Kira M. Newman, C. Brandon Ogbunu, Elise Proulx, Jill Suttie
The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books to help you thrive in a turbulent world.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
Dreading Conflict During the Holidays? Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go
by Nicholas Joyce
You’re not alone. Here’s how to prepare for those encounters.
Kids These Days Know Better Than Older Generations. Let Them Lead
by Mike Males
Younger people consistently see human rights—racial, immigrant, gender, LGBT—as important and uncontroversial.
Think of Spielberg’s “The Post” as Your Fake-News Palate Cleanser
by Mark Rahner
Maybe journalists will watch those old-timers with their glorious combovers and remember their own responsibility and power.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
As American as Apple Pie, Bourbon, and Slave Labor
by Angela Garbes
Nostalgia, at its best, is a tidy fantasy that erases many of us.
The Biggest Thing We Forget When Talking About Food Justice
by Monica White
Creating a just food system begins with land—who owns it, how they own it, and how it gets passed down from one generation to the next.
Building a Co-op Allowed These Musicians to Quit Their Day Jobs
by Araz Hachadourian
With no major labels in Minneapolis, this hip-hop group started their own label.
The 150-Mile Wardrobe: A Solution for One of the World’s Most Polluting Industries
by Araz Hachadourian
The Northern California Fibershed aims to skirt the rampant waste of resources in the apparel industry.
9 Essential Reads For Your Racial Justice Conversations
by Zenobia Jeffries
These authors will help you talk about White supremacy by using reasoning and research rather than anger and frustration.
The Really Scary Thing About the CDC’s Seven “Banned” Words
by Mark Rahner
The two words we should be worried most about? Fascism and authoritarianism.
How I Changed My Holiday Traditions to Match My Values
by Zenobia Jeffries
Five ways to celebrate without feeling financially and emotionally overwhelmed.